Unlocking Science

Unlocking Science

2 Seasons

Explore science (and watch some things blow up!) with your new favorite science teacher, Mr. Roger Patterson.

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Unlocking Science
  • Weathering a Storm

    Episode 1

    Barometers measure atmospheric pressure, which is very useful if you’re trying to forecast the weather. In this episode Mr. P builds a barometer with a bottle and talks about air temperature, air density and cloud bursts.

    Photo by NOAA on Unsplash
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  • Consider the Birds

    Episode 2

    Mr. P and Dr. Purdom go looking for birds around the lake in the botanical gardens at the Creation Museum.
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  • Hands On: Barometers

    Episode 3

    Mr. P shows you how to build your own homemade wet and dry barometers - just like the ones he used in the "Weathering A Storm" episode of Unlocking Science.

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  • Forensic Footprints

    Episode 4

    Can you catch a criminal by the heel? Mr. P and his guest Dr. Rivera demonstrate how CSIs use footprints in criminal investigations.

  • Cursed Plants: Flytraps

    Episode 5

    In this episode of Unlocking Science, Mr. P and his guest Ron Dudek take a closer look at Dionaea muscipula - venus flytraps.

    Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
    https://unsplash.com/photos/1w_Vy0HpxzU

  • Hands On: Casting Footprints

    Episode 6

    Mr. P and Dr. Rivera show you how to mix and pour your own molds. Download instructions from http://answersingenesis.org/unlocking-science and try your forensic skills at home.

  • Opposites Attract: Magnetism

    Episode 7

    Why do some things stick to magnets? Why do magnets stick to each other? What can we do with magnets? In this episode, Mr. P and his guest Dr. Danny Faulkner unlock the science of magnetism.

    Image by Hans Braxmeier on Pixabay
    https://pixabay.com/photos/magnets-play-children-hands-113315/

  • Spicy Bacteria

    Episode 8

    Can spices help protect us from bacteria? Mr. P and his guest, Dr. Georgia Purdom, unlock biology to see what effect cinnamon and garlic have on bacteria.

    Photo by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic image depicts fou...

  • Hands On: Magnetic Exploration

    Episode 9

    Mr. P and Dr. Faulkner show you a few ways to explore magnetism at home.

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  • Electromagnetism

    Episode 10

    Can you make a magnet from a battery? Mr. P and his guest, Dr. Danny Faulkner, unlock a branch of physics where we harness invisible forces and charged particles to make motors, magnets, electricity and even light.

  • Forensic Hair

    Episode 11

    Can a hair left behind, convict of a crime? In this episode Mr. P and his guest, Dr. Rivera, unlock the science of forensic analysis.
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    Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:7)
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  • Hands On: Build Your Own Electromagnet

    Episode 12

    Mr. P and Dr. Faulkner show you how to build a magnet with a battery.

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    Watch “Electromagnetism” on Answers.tv
    https://www.answers.tv/science-labs/season:2/videos/unlocking-science-electromagnetism

  • Unlocking Your Heart

    Episode 13

    How much blood does your heart pump? How many times does your heart beat each day? Mr. P and his guest Dr. Menton unlock anatomy, looking at one of your most important muscles. Even though this world is damaged by sin, our bodies still evidence God’s design. You are fearfully and wonderfully made...

  • Unlocking Circulation

    Episode 14

    Veins and arteries are like a highway system for your blood. Mr. P and his guest Dr. Menton unlock anatomy to see the amazing way our blood delivers nutrition and removes waste from every cell in our bodies.

    Photo by camilo jimenez on Unsplash
    https://unsplash.com/photos/0yLmwcXLwLw

  • Hands On: A Happy Heart Rate

    Episode 15

    Mr. P helps you understand how you can monitor your own heart rate whether at rest or at play.

    Download instructions for today’s experiment at:
    https://answersingenesis.org/unlocking-science/

  • Bacteria Abounding

    Episode 16

    You can't see them, but bacteria are growing all around you . . . and even in you! Mr. P and his guest, Dr. Georgia Purdom, unlock microbiology to learn about tiny organisms that we all live with everyday.

    Image by Quimono on Pixabay
    https://pixabay.com/illustrations/bacteria-medical-biology-hea...

  • Multipurpose Alcohols

    Episode 17

    People make alcohols every day to clean, brew and burn. Mr. P. and Dr. Rivera use molecular models and a woosh bottle to unlock the chemistry of these organic compounds.

  • Hands On: Culturing Bacteria at Home

    Episode 18

    Learn how to grow bacteria in a culture. Test whether your cleaning products kill bacteria.

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  • Lunar Phases

    Episode 19

    Learn all about how God has created the moon to help us mark the passing of time.

  • Living Bones

    Episode 20

    Your bones are an amazingly complex bundle of both living and dead cells.

  • Hands On: Saving a Cursed Plant

    Episode 21

    Mr. P and our favorite carnivorous plant expert teach you how to rescue a cursed plant and help it thrive.

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  • Amazing Water: Specific Heat

    Episode 22

    Water has a superpower -- able to hold an amazing amount of heat!

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  • Planting Zones

    Episode 23

    God created plants that grow in different climates. Mr. P and his guest Dale Spada go out to our gardens to unlock horticulture and the science of planting zones.

  • Hands On: Holding the Heat

    Episode 24

    Learn how God has created water with the superpower of holding massive amounts of heat!

    Download instructions for today’s experiment at:
    https://answersingenesis.org/unlocking-science/